The answer to that question is, Nothing! I get emails that seem to threaten punishment and bad luck if it is not forwarded, and there is a certain scripture used to enforce the message. This means that I will immediately delete that message, don’t like being bullied, and I am sure that the sender does not mean it that way. I took the time to read that scripture today and I am putting it here in three different translations because it is so important and I want you to get the same illumination that I got on this old, familiar scripture. Standing up for Jesus is done in our living, not in the email we send. I am more worried about our Christian’s giving away their faith to make non-believers feel as if we all worship the same God and no one will go to hell for anything. Yes, love, but there is ONLY one-way to Jesus. John 14:6 Jesus told him, I am the way, the truth and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. Could that be any plainer that there is NOT another way, nothing will get you to God except Jesus. Matthew 10:32(NLT) Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. (Amp)Therefore, everyone who acknowledges Me before men and confesses Me out of a state of oneness with Me, I will also acknowledge him before My Father Who is in heaven andconfess, that I am abiding in him. (Message) “Stand up for me against world opinion and I’ll stand up for you before my Father in heaven. If you turn tail and run, do you think I’ll cover for you? Loving people does not mean that you have to “go along” with all their beliefs, against your knowledge of the Word. No matter what anyone says, you cannot be saved without Him, Who died for your sins. When my children were little, I took them to the doctor and cried as they got their shots, carried them in, kicking and screaming, to the dentist, made them take vitamins and eat right, did they think it was for their good? No, they would rather have candy and ice cream, so what to do? Let your friends keep you from confessing your faith in Jesus as the ONLY way to God so that they will stay friends with you? I say NO! You can stand up for Jesus, they certainly stand up for whomever it is they are serving! If you really care for them, you want to see them saved! Read the scripture again, if you want Jesus to stand with you as your advocate (lawyer) before God, then you be His advocate to the world every day so that His dying will not have been in vain!
Be blessed, pray, confess Jesus before men so that He will confess you before His Father!